Quick-Knit Flower Frenzy
Quick-Knit Flower Frenzy

Quick-Knit Flower Frenzy

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Overview

The 17 compact knitted flower projects featured in this guide are the perfect way to use up leftover bits of yarn, require a minimal investment of time, and are easy to take on the go. Geared toward intermediate-level knitters, each project includes a step-by-step, photographic tutorial that walks them through each stage, from how to make the petals to embellishments such as beads and embroidered accents. The flowers come in a vast array of designs—both realistic and stylized—that can be customized with yarn and fabric choices and can be used in countless ways, from brooches and barrettes to accents on shoes or even a whole knitted bouquet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592174652
Publisher: Annie's
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Annie's is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie's books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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Quick-Knit Flower Frenzy


By Annie's

Annie's

Copyright © 2012 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59217-465-2



CHAPTER 1

Dahlia

This bold and elegant floral masterpiece is worked in the round with eight repeating sections. If you wish, the center can be finished with a single large button or with a series of knots in a contrasting yarn.

Design by Ashley Forde Rao


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Diameter: 5½ inches


Materials

• Fingering weight yarn: 90 yds color of choice (MC), small amount of CC

• Size 2 (2.75 mm) double-point (set of 5) and 16-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch marker

• Tapestry needle

• 1-inch button or small bits of contrasting yarn (optional for center)


Gauge

28 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches in St st.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Abbreviation

Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from front to back under the running thread between the last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into the back of resulting loop.


Pattern Note

Switch to circular needle when there are enough stitches to do so.


Flower

Cast on 16 sts, leaving an 8-inch tail; distribute sts evenly among 4 dpns, mark beg of rnd and join, taking care not to twist sts.

Rnd 1 (RS): Purl.

Rnd 2: *K1, M1; rep from * around — 32 sts.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Rnd 4: *(K1, yo, k1) in same st, p3; rep from * around — 48 sts.

Rnd 5: *K3, p3; rep from * around.

Rnd 6: *K1, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k1, p3; rep from * around — 64 sts.

Rnd 7: *K5, p3; rep from * around.

Rnd 8: *K2, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k2, p3; rep from * around — 80 sts.

Rnd 9: *K7, p3; rep from * around.

Rnd 10: *K3, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k3, p1, (p1, yo, p1) in same st, p1; rep from * around — 112 sts.

Rnd 11: *K9, p2, k1, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 12: *K2, k2tog, k5, p2, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, p2; rep from * around — 120 sts.

Rnd 13: *K8, p2, k3, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 14: *K2, k2tog, k4, p2, k1, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k1, p2; rep from * around — 128 sts.

Rnd 15: *K7, p2, k5, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 16: *K2, k2tog, k3, p2, k2, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k2, p2; rep from * around — 136 sts.

Rnd 17: *K6, p2, k7, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 18: *K2, k2tog, k2, p2, k7, p2; rep from * around — 128 sts.

Rnd 19: *K5, p2, k7, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 20: *K2, k2tog, k1, p2, k2, k2tog, k3, p2; rep from * around — 112 sts.

Rnd 21: *K4, p2, k6, p2; rep from * around, ending last rep 1 st before end of rnd with p1.


Short Petal

Note: Petal is worked back and forth over next 6 sts using dpns.

Row 1 (RS): With dpn, p1, k2, k2tog, p1; turn, leaving rem sts unworked on circular needle — 5 sts.

Row 2: K1, p3, k1.

Row 3: P1, k3tog, pass first st on RH needle over 2nd to bind off, p1, bind off last st.

Cut yarn and fasten off.


Long Petal

Note: Petal is worked back and forth over next 8 sts using dpns.

Row 1 (RS): Rejoin yarn; p1, k2, k2tog, k2, p1; turn, leaving rem sts unworked on circular needle — 7 sts.

Row 2: K1, p5, k1.

Row 3: P1, k2, k2tog, k1, p1 — 6 sts.

Row 4: K1, p4, k1.

Row 5: P1, k2, k2tog, p1 — 5 sts.

Row 6: K1, p3, k1.

Row 7: P1, k3tog, pass first st on RH needle over 2nd to bind off, p1, bind off last st.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Continue to work around flower perimeter, alternating Short and Long Petals, joining yarn for each new petal.


Finishing

Weave cast-on tail around garter stitch center, pull tight to cinch center, then secure and knot in the back.

Weave in ends.

Sew a large button in center or work stamens in contrast color yarn as follows.


Stamens

Cut several strands of CC 6 inches long. Use tapestry needle to pull 1 strand through center of flower, from front to back, then back to front. Knot the 2 ends together tightly at the front, keeping the knot close to the flower. Trim ends to ¼ inch long. Rep until center is filled in with stamens or as desired.

Step 1: Work flower in the round on double-point needles from the center out to the end of Round 21.

Step 2: Work each petal tip separately back and forth on double-point needles, joining new yarn for each petal. Work around the perimeter of the flower, alternating between short and long petals.

Step 3: Weave in loose ends at the back of the work. Use a tapestry needle to thread yarn around the garter stitch center. Pull and knot to cinch tightly.

Step 4: The flower center can be finished several ways. Sew on a large button for quick finishing, or use contrasting yarn to create stamens. For stamens, use a tapestry needle to thread 6 inches of contrasting-color yarn through the flower center, from front to back, then back to front. Knot the two ends together tightly at the front of the work, keeping the knot close to the flower. Trim ends to ¼ inch. Repeat until center is filled in with stamens.

CHAPTER 2

Poppy

This cheery flower is a cinch to make, with simple stitches and little finishing. It's worked as two separate layers, a lower red ring of petals and an upper black panel that are joined together with a center yellow button. The lower ring is worked in the round on double-point needles and the upper panel is worked back and forth on double-point needles.

Design by Ashley Forde Rao


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Diameter: 3¼ inches


Materials

• Fingering or sport weight yarn 2 colors of choice: 20 yds (A) and 10 yds (B)

• Size 3 (3.25mm) double-point needles (set of 5) or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle

• 1 (½-inch) button


Gauge

26 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Abbreviation

Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from front to back under the running thread between the last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into the back of resulting loop.


Bottom Petal Ring

With MC, cast on 12 sts; distribute sts among 4 dpns, mark beg of rnd and join, taking care not to twist sts.

Rnd 1 (RS): Purl.

Rnd 2: *K1, M1; rep from * around — 24 sts.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Rnd 4: P1, *yo, k1, yo, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2 — 36 sts.

Rnd 5: P1, *k3, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Rnd 6: P1, *yo, k3, yo, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2 — 48 sts.

Rnd 7: P1, *k5, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Rnd 8: P1, *yo, k5, yo, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2 — 60 sts.

Rnd 9: P1, *k7, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Rnd 10: P1, *yo, k7, yo, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2 — 72 sts.

Rnd 11: P1, *k9, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Rnd 12: P1, *yo, k9, yo, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2 — 84 sts.

Rnd 13: P1, *k11, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Rnd 14: P1, [k1, p1] 5 times, k1, p3; rep from * around, ending last rep with p2.

Bind off in pat.


Top Petal Panel

With CC, cast on 7 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2: K1, *M1, k1; rep to end — 13 sts.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: P2, *yo, k1, yo, p3; rep from * across, ending last rep with p2 — 19 sts.

Row 5: K2, *p3, k3; rep from * across, ending last rep with k2.

Row 6: P2, *yo, k3, yo, p3; rep from * across, ending last rep with p2 — 25 sts.

Row 7: K2, *p5, k3; rep from * across, ending last rep with k2.

Row 8: P2, *yo, k5, yo, p3; rep from * across, ending last rep with p2 — 31 sts.

Row 9: K2, *p7, k3; rep from * across, ending last rep with k2.

Row 10: P2, *yo, k7, yo, p3; rep from * across, ending last rep with p2 — 37 sts.

Row 11: K2, *p9, k3; rep from * across, ending last rep with k2.

Row 12: P2, *[k1, p1] 4 times, k1, p3; rep from * across, ending last rep with p2.

Bind off in pat on WS.


Assembly

Weave in ends.

Using a tapestry needle and MC, baste around center hole in bottom petal ring, pull to cinch closed, knot and then secure ends.

Sew top petal panel by threading yarn from back to front through center of bottom petal ring, then through narrow end of top petal panel, then from front to back through center of bottom petal ring. Pull and knot to cinch tight.

Sew small button to center of assembled flower.

Step 1: Work the bottom petal ring in the round on double-point needles. Weave in ends.

Use a tapestry needle to baste a strand of contrasting color around the center of the ring. Pull to cinch closed, tie a knot and secure the ends.

Step 2: Work the top petal panel back and forth on two double-point needles.

Weave in ends.

Sew the top panel to the bottom petal ring by threading yarn from back to front through the center of the bottom petal ring, then through the narrow end of the top petal panel, then from front to back through the bottom petal ring. Pull and knot to cinch tight. Secure the ends.

Step 3: Sew a button to the center of the assembled flower, knotting yarn securely at back.

CHAPTER 3

Day Lily

This five-petal flower is cast on around the outside and worked toward the center using central decreases and stitches worked in rows below for shaping. A pretty knotted edge is formed using the Channel Island cast-on, and it's finished with a button in the center.

Design by Jill Wright


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Finished Measurement

Diameter: Approx 4½ inches


Materials

• Light worsted weight yarn: approx 40 yds color of choice

• Size 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular and double-point needles (set of 4 or 5)

• Stitch markers

• Tapestry needle

• Button for center


Gauge

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Abbreviations

Central Quadruple Decrease (CQD): Slip next 3 sts as if to k3tog, k2tog, pass 3 slipped sts over k2tog.

Knit 4 below (K4b): Knit into center of st 4 rows below — the sts already worked above will rest on the new st.


Pattern Notes

Flower begins on a circular needle; change to double-point needles when stitches no longer fit comfortably on the circular needle. This will probably be on Round 5.

Do not untie cast-on slip knot until you have worked a few rounds.


Flower

Using circular needle and using Channel Island Cast-On (see page 10), cast on 150 sts, pm after every 30 sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, taking care not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Slide slip knot from needle and allow to hang (do not untie knot yet); knit around.

Rnd 2: *K13, CQD, k12; rep from * around — 130 sts.

Rnd 3: *K11, CQD, k10; rep from * around — 110 sts.

Rnd 4: *K4b, k8, CQD, k8; rep from * around — 90 sts.

Rnd 5: *K7, CQD, k6; rep from * around — 70 sts.

Rnd 6: *K5, CQD, k4; rep from * around — 50 sts.

Rnd 7: *K4b, k2, CQD, k2; rep from * around — 30 sts.

Rnd 8: *K1, CQD; rep from * around — 10 sts.

Cut yarn. Run tail through rem sts, then fasten securely.


Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block if desired.

Sew button in center.


Channel Island Cast-On

Step 1: Measure off approximately 2 yards of yarn, make a fold and measure the same length until there are 3 lengths side by side. As you fold yarn as if to make a 4th length, make a slip knot approximately 4 inches from this folded end.

Step 2: Slip the knot onto needle, arrange yarn ends as if to work long-tail cast-on, with working yarn to back and triple-tail to front.

Step 3: Wrap thumb twice counterclockwise around triple-tail to form crossover.

Step 4: Bring needle clockwise around working yarn to form 1 stitch.

Step 5: Immediately bring needle over triple-tail then under crossover on thumb from bottom to top.

Step 6: Wrap needle clockwise over working yarn.

Step 7: Bring yarn back through crossover to front (2 stitches formed).

Step 8: Pull tight to form edge knot.


Central Quadruple Decrease

Step 1: Slip next 3 stitches as if to k3tog.

Step 2: K2tog.

Step 3: Pass 3 slipped stitches over the k2tog.


Finishing

Break yarn, thread needle with tail, run tail through all remaining stitches.

Tighten up center and fasten off securely. Sew button in center.

CHAPTER 4

Primrose

A four-petal flower begins in the center with a crochet cast-on. It is worked as a square with alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch bands together with eyelet increases that form channels for cinching the finished square into a four-petal flower shape.

Design by Jill Wright


Skill Level

** EASY


Finished Measurement

Diameter: Approx 4 inches


Materials

• DK weight yarn: approx 40 yds color of choice (MC); 2 yds in contrasting color (CC)

• Size 6 (4mm) double-point needles (set of 5)

• Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

• Stitch markers


Gauge

Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


Special Technique

Picot Bind-Off: K1, *slip st back to LH needle, k2, pass first st over 2nd st; rep from * around, end slip st back to LH needle, k1, cut yarn.


Pattern Note

Switch to 4 dpns as needed.


Primrose

Crochet Cast-On: Leaving 12-inch tail and using crochet hook and MC, make slip knot, then ch 8; use slip st to join into a loop. Refer to photos on opposite page.

Using dpns, pick up and knit 8 sts (1 st in each bump of crochet chain); distribute sts evenly on 3 dpns, mark beg of rnd and join, taking care not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: [Yo, k1] 8 times around — 16 sts.

Rnd 2: [Yo, k3, yo, k1] 4 times around — 24 sts.

Rnds 3 and 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: [Yo, p5, yo, k1] 4 times around — 32 sts.

Rnd 6: [Yo, p7, yo, k1] 4 times around — 40 sts.

Rnds 7–10: Knit.

Rnd 11: [Yo, p9, yo, k1] 4 times around — 48 sts.

Rnd 12: [Yo, p11, yo, k1] 4 times around — 56 sts.

Rnds 13–16: Knit.

Rnd 17: [Yo, p13, yo, k1] 4 times around — 64 sts.

Rnd 18: [Yo, p15, yo, k1] 4 times around — 72 sts.

Work Picot Bind-Off around.


Finishing


Close Flower

Thread needle with cast-on tail, *weave yarn up a channel of yo holes to outer edge, then weave yarn back to center down parallel yo channel; rep from * until all channels have been used. Pull tail to form 4-petal flower shape.

Weave in both tails. Block if required.


Center Pompom

Cut 12-inch strand of CC. Wrap rem 5 ft of CC approx 30 times around width of ruler, thread 12-inch strand through center of loop formed, tie tightly.

Trim to size, sew mini pompom to center of flower.


Crochet Cast-On

Make slip knot, then place slip knot on crochet hook.

Chain 8 sts.

Join in circle with sl st.

Pick up and knit into crochet chain as follows: *insert needle in back bump of first ch st and pull loop through.

Rep from * around, with 4 sts on first needle and 2 sts on each of next 2 needles.

Work pat as directed.


Picot Bind-Off

K1, *slip st back to LH needle.

K2, pass first st over second st; rep from * around.

End by slipping last st back to LH needle, k1, cut yarn.


Finishing

Thread needle with 12-inch cast-on tail. *Weave yarn up one channel of yarn over holes to outer edge.

Weave yarn back to center down parallel yarn over channel; rep from * until all channels have been used.

Pull on tail to cinch knitting in, forming a 4-petal flower shape. Secure tail.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Pattern Services and Revisions,
Dahlia,
Poppy,
Day Lily,
Primrose,
Double-Beaded Pansy,
Fantasy Flower Duo,
Sakura,
Daphne,
Golden Columbine,
Pinwheels & Stripes,
Black-Eyed Susan,
Buttercup Lariat,
Larkspur,
Roses in Bloom,
Quick Color Wheel Wreath,
Petite Petunia Ring,
General Information,
Knit Techniques,
Photo Index,

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